casino raid http://apr.org en Alabama AG Gets New Expert For Casino Trial http://apr.org/post/alabama-ag-gets-new-expert-casino-trial <p></p><p>Alabama's attorney general has selected a new gambling expert to replace one who died.</p><p>Attorney General Luther Strange's office notified a Montgomery judge that it will use former FBI agent Bill Holmes of Annandale, Virginia, to testify in a trial involving VictoryLand casino in Shorter. Holmes spent 20 years with the FBI, mostly working on gambling cases.</p><p>The attorney general's office had used New Jersey gambling expert Bob Sertell as an expert witness for more than a decade, but he died May 6.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:31:43 +0000 The Associated Press 54154 at http://apr.org Alabama AG Gets New Expert For Casino Trial Gambling Machines Seized In Greene County http://apr.org/post/gambling-machines-seized-greene-county <p></p><p>Alabama's attorney general says law enforcement agents have seized more than 1,000 gambling machines and cash from casinos in Greene County.</p><p>Attorney General Luther Strange said in a news release that the seizures came as law enforcement agents served search warrants at four casinos. He said the action came in response to allegations of illegal gambling operations.</p><p>The search warrants were served Monday morning at Greenetrack and Greene Charity in Eutaw, Ala., and at Frontier Bingo and River's Edge in Knoxville, Ala.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:17:18 +0000 The Associated Press 49370 at http://apr.org Gambling Machines Seized In Greene County Ala. Judge Must Step Aside In Casino Raid Case http://apr.org/post/ala-judge-must-step-aside-casino-raid-case <p></p><p>The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered a Macon County judge to step aside from a case involving the state attorney general's seizure of electronic gambling machines from VictoryLand casino in Shorter.</p><p>The court ruled Friday on a request by Attorney General Luther Strange to have Macon County Circuit Judge Tom Young step aside. Young has initially refused to give the attorney general a search warrant for the raid in February, but did so reluctantly after being ordered by the Supreme Court.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:38:33 +0000 The Associated Press 36606 at http://apr.org Ala. Judge Must Step Aside In Casino Raid Case VictoryLand Reopening Simulcast Race Wagering http://apr.org/post/victoryland-reopening-simulcast-race-wagering <P>VictoryLand in Shorter will resume betting on simulcast horse and dog races on Friday.</P> <P>Owner Milton McGregor said the simulcast operation will open at 10:30 a.m. and wagering will start at 11 a.m.</P> <P>The entire VictoryLand operation has been closed since the state attorney general raided its casino Feb. 19. The casino remains closed. McGregor said he's happy to put some of the employees back to work in the simulcast operation. He said the simulcast races will be offered Wednesdays through Sundays.</P> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:26:58 +0000 The Associated Press 26726 at http://apr.org VictoryLand Reopening Simulcast Race Wagering Alabama Gambling Machines To Be Destroyed http://apr.org/post/alabama-gambling-machines-be-destroyed <p>A judge has ruled that the state attorney general's office can destroy the gambling machines seized in Alabama's first casino raid in 2009.</p><p>Circuit Judge Bob Vance ruled Monday after American Gaming Systems, Eclipse Gaming, Bally Gaming and Nova Gaming said they no longer wanted the machines because they are outdated. Former Gov. Bob Riley's gambling task force seized about 100 machines from White Hall Entertainment Center in Lowndes County on March 19, 2009.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 03:01:35 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21202 at http://apr.org Alabama Gambling Machines To Be Destroyed Ala. General Fund Getting Money From Casino Raid http://apr.org/post/ala-general-fund-getting-money-casino-raid The state's troubled General Fund is getting nearly $550,000 from a raid on a gambling hall in Lowndes County. Attorney General Luther Strange's office announced that Circuit Judge Robert Vance approved the forfeiture of the money to state. Alabama's gambling task force seized the money during a raid on electronic bingo machines at the White Hall Entertainment Center in March 2009. The operators, Cornerstone Community Outreach and Freedom Trail Ventures, recently agreed to forfeit the $549,981. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:14:12 +0000 The Associated Press 16989 at http://apr.org Ala. General Fund Getting Money From Casino Raid